Progesterone Cream Questions

by mm

Hi, I have a couple of questions.

How many days a month should progesterone cream be used for post menopause? Is there a break period? like a few days of not using it? and also I read that Dr John Lee recommended progesterone dosage for postmenopausal women is: "For postmenopausal women, the dose that often works well is 15 mg/day for 25 days of the calendar month." "Dr. Lee recommends the creams that contain 450-500 mg of progesterone per ounce, which is 1.6% by weight or 3% by volume. This means that about one quarter teaspoon daily would provide about 20 mg/day." on this site you recommend to use 100-200 mg of progesterone, which is way higher than which Dr lee recommends.

Could you please explain why such difference? thanks!

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Feb 19, 2018
Progesterone Cream Questions
by: Joy

Hi MM

Progesterone should be used every day post menopause with no breaks. I am 62 and I use the cream every day with no breaks at all. In fact I have been using progesterone for 15 years now with no breaks as all. For those with a monthly cycle, progesterone should be used by following a regular cycle. One can't do this if there is no cycle.

The late Dr Lee was very knowledgeable when it came to progesterone however, he was way off when it came to the amount to use. The Late Dr Kittie Dalton used to clash with him terribly about this. All successful studies are done when using 100-200mg. Anything less will aggravate estrogen receptors. Those using less experience awful estrogen dominance symptoms.

Please read these pages.

How to use Progesterone Cream - https://www.progesteronetherapy.com/how-to-use-progesterone-cream.html

Estrogen Dominance - https://www.progesteronetherapy.com/estrogen-dominance.html

Menopause - https://www.progesteronetherapy.com/menopause.html

Feb 26, 2018
Natragest
by: Tina

Hi, I have natragest here. I believe it contains 1000mg of progesterone, how much of this should I use? it says here 1/4 tsp, does this sound correct? Also what days should I start on to treat Endo. and how long to take it for? I don't know how long to expect side effects for. How will I know when to start weaning off?

Thank you.

Feb 27, 2018
Natragest
by: Joy

Hi Tina

That is not enough progesterone. Natpro progesterone cream has 2,000mg progesterone and the correct amount to use is between 100-200mg, more if symptoms are severe. If you have a regular cycle the cream should be used by following your cycle. In other words use during your luteal phase. The How to use Progesterone Cream page explains this in more detail. If your cycle is not regular, the cream should be used every day until your cycle becomes regular. Once this happens use at luteal phase. The how to use page also explains how to measure the cream.

It is difficult to say how long this will take as everyone is different, but if used correctly it can take 2-6 months, sometimes longer, it all depends on how severe symptoms are. The side effects that you mention would be estrogen dominance symptoms. Once progesterone becomes the dominant hormone these estrogen dominance side effects will clear.

Endometriosis is caused by oxidative stress and unless the inflammation is dealt with you may battle. Please consider taking the anti-inflammatory nutrients mentioned on the endo page. A Vitamin D3 deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone, it is also anti-inflammatory and will help. Optimal level is between 70-100ng/mL.

Progesterone therapy is a life long commitment, the moment you stop using it, then all symptoms will return.

Please read these pages.

Estrogen Dominance - https://www.progesteronetherapy.com/estrogen-dominance.html#axzz3fNOYF0aj

How to use Progesterone Cream - https://www.progesteronetherapy.com/how-to-use-progesterone-cream.html#axzz2mglwLvMr

Endometriosis - https://www.progesteronetherapy.com/faq-endometriosis.html#axzz2puRu4RXJ

Vitamin D3 - http://www.progesterone-info.com/benefits-of-vitamin-d-cholecalciferol.html

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